There is the occasional perk to working in hosiery – besides never having to suffer laddered tights. Earlier this week we were invited to a London Fashion Week party hosted by Pretty Polly. The party was an opportunity for Pretty Polly showcase new range of products for Spring Summer 2011 as well as giving us a little sneaky peek at the exciting designs that are in store for next season as well. We were also very excited to bump into top designer and hosiery sensation, Henry Holland who was promoting the new range of tights and hold ups that he has designed for Pretty Polly.
London Fashion Week saw the opening of the first ever dedicated Pretty Polly shop selling the full range of Pretty Polly fashion tights. It is not a permanent fixture, the shop was only open for 9 days so you’ll still have to come to us for your Pretty Polly fix, but was the launching pad for the Legs 11 campaign and kicks off the search for new legs of Pretty Polly for 2011. By the way, if you think you have the best pins on the planet, you can enter the competition by uploading your photos to their Facebook page.
Pretty Polly is known as a classic brand and every girl probably has a pair of Pretty Polly Tights in her drawer somewhere. However, the new collection for this season is really putting Pretty Polly on the fashion map. Amongst the best sellers in the Pretty Polly Shop were the gorgeous Pretty Polly Ribbon Backseam Tights with their gorgeous ribbon design that winds down the leg. An unusual take on the concept of a traditional back seam these tights have also been popular with MyTights.com customers too. The lovely Pretty Polly Embellished Tights with their pretty sparkles that run from ankle to thigh were another popular choice.
However, it has to be said that the real stars of the show – quite literally – were probably the House of Holland Super Star Tights. The outside of the shop was adorned with 20 foot high pictures of Henry Holland’s star tights in both black and gold and there are certainly the key pieces in his current collection. The collaboration between House of Holland and Pretty Polly is a
marriage made in heaven and Henry Holland seems to have an instinctive ability to design trend leading products. The new Superstar Black Tights have already been spotted on popstar Jessie J and, with Henry’s enviable book of high profile pals don’t expect her to be the last celebrity seen sporting a pair. The collection also includes a new version of the ever popular House of Holland Super Suspender Tights as well as the funky Henry Holland Opaque Fringe Hold Ups and the Sheer Fringe Hold Ups which are set to be a must have item for this summer – they are all available now from MyTights.com so get them before they sell out.
But while we were still getting excited about this season’s offering, Henry has of course moved on. He was at the Pretty Polly party talking excitedly about his new collection for Autumn Winter. With a gorgeous model in tow who executed a number of rapid legwear changes as the evening went on, Henry gave us a preview of what we can expect to be wearing by the end of the year. If brightly coloured patchwork inspired prints, stripes, flashes of neon and bingo don’t sound like they make sense yet – believe me they will by September!
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